At Beechwood, we recognise the responsibility we have to safeguard children, staff and parents. “Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined for the purposes of this policy as:

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

Safeguarding means:

  • protecting children from abuse and maltreatment

  • preventing harm to children’s health or development

  • ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care

  • taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.

Child protection is part of the safeguarding process. It focuses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. This includes child protection procedures which detail how to respond to concerns about a child.

Safeguarding children and child protection guidance and legislation applies to all children up to the age of 18

Beechwood Primary School recognises that every member of its staff has a key role in prevention of harm, early identification, intervention and support for pupils at risk of significant harm and will endeavour to provide an environment where children are valued and know that their concerns will be taken seriously. 

At Beechwood School, the named personnel with designated responsibility for Safeguarding and Child Protections are:

Designated Safeguarding Lead:

Mrs Harper - Headteacher

Email –  [email protected]

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead:

Miss Hart

Email – [email protected]

Governor with Safeguarding responsibility:

Mrs Jo Stubbs

Contact the School

Beechwood Primary School

Mrs. S. Harper - Headteacher
Meredith Street

Main Contact: Miss Taylor

Tel: 01270 214490
Fax: 01270 251529
[email protected]

SEN Contact: Miss Geary

SEN Email: [email protected]